Grossman LE Training Companies (Salem Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Salem Police Department of Salem, IL.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

Any records of communication with Killology Research Group LLC and/or The Grossman Academy. The Grossman Academy is part of the V-Academy corporate alliance, issuing virtual reality training to law enforcement. I would also like any promotional materials given to the department, and if training was sought from either of these law enforcement training companies, then I would like a copy of any contract and any reports that were generated from the program. If Dave Grossman or his companies discussed in any way with the department what the topic or a class or seminar would be, please include that in your response. If any recordings or any newsletters were sent referencing these companies, please include them as well. Please conduct the search from 1/1/13 to the date this request is processed on.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Amanda Hartley


My name is Amanda Hartley and I handle the FOIA request for the Salem Police
Department. Chief Sean Reynolds forwarded your request to myself and Deputy
Chief Susan Miller. DC Miller was the one that took care of all contact when
setting up the session with Mr. Grossman. She has printed out all of the
email correspondence and we are ready to send it to you. I just wanted to
let you know that due to the amount of pages for this request, there will be
a $9.50 charge. The first 50 pages are free, but after that there is a $.25
charge for each additional page. Please contact me ASAP and let me know if
you want me to go ahead and send this request.

Amanda Hartley

Administrative Assistant

Salem Police Department

201 S Rotan

Salem, IL 62881

(618) 548-2232 (p)

(618) 548-7793 (f)

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern,

Please find a check enclosed for $9.50 to fulfill payment. Thank you!

Curtis Waltman

From: Amanda Hartley

Also, I wanted to let you know that I will be out of the office next week
starting April 10, 2017. Please reply to <>
our Deputy Chief Susan Miller at the email address <> and let her
know if you still want the information even though there is a $9.50 charge.
She will then get the reports sent to you.

Thank you,

Amanda Hartley

From: Salem Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Amanda Hartley

All the information has been mailed to you. It is in two large brown
envelopes and should be arriving in the next couple days (if not today).

Please let me know if you don't receive the envelopes.